Focus Groups

Many research projects are enhanced by qualitative context information that delves into the deep context of the issue at hand or by the opportunity to test ideas and messages in a manner that provides immediate open-ended feedback. The Public Policy Research Lab has expertise in conducting focus groups, both as a primary data collection mechanism and as a step in the questionnaire development process.


“The results from the Louisiana Survey should provide state leaders with an invaluable resource – and used wisely- should help advance the rebuilding process.”

David Bondy,
CEO LUBA Worker’s Comp

“We needed a high quality survey done quickly because we wanted to capture time sensitive data. The staff at the PPRL helped us develop a great instrument, and collected nearly a 1,000 interviews in a very short period of time. They did a great job, and we look forward to working with them in the future.”

Matthew Lee
LSU Professor of Sociology

“Our Planning team wanted to fill gaps with new programming, not duplicate already existing services for children who have exceptionalities. PPRL met with us from the start to listen to our goals. From that meeting, we quickly moved forward with a survey that reached our audience and fit our budget. Their work gave us a clear picture of needs from the people who will use our services.”

Elissa McKenzie
Director of Therapy Services and Support, St. Lillian Academy

Project Inquiry